08 February 2007

WTO Secretariat Study of Air Services Agreements

A major study of air services agreements (treaties) in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) database called DAGMAR has recently been completed and made public by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat as part of the background for the review held every five years of "developments in the air transport sector". These reviews are required by the Annex on Air Transport Services (page 307) of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The reference number for the study is S/C/W/270 and it can be found in multiple parts for download by searching the WTO web site. The site has a page on Air transport services that provides easy access to the relevant documents.

As well of being of relevance to negotiators, this study should be of considerable interests to academics and students working in the international air transport field.

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